Public Health

University of Liverpool

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Equip yourself with knowledge, expertise and strategic insight with this fully online and part-time Master of Public Health (MPH). 

Throughout the programme you will explore, in small groups and individually, topics such as principles and practices within a global context, as well as methodologies and approaches from an ethical, social and economic standpoint. 

This online MPH has been designed to allow students to elect studying specialist modules to advance specific expertise in public health, such as managing crises and disasters, programme and policy challenges in low-income countries, and health economics enabling you to pursue the programme’s specialist pathways in Management of Health Systems and International Public Health.  

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. 


This programme, accredited by APHEA (Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation), will provide you with the opportunity to critically appraise and apply public health knowledge, whilst equipping you with skills to evaluate options for strategic development and programme interventions. Throughout your studies, you will discover the significance of leading and managing health systems, skills managing crises and disasters, and explore applied epidemiological research for public health.



Study Mode


30 months


Start Date(s)


January 10 2023

April 4 2023

October 10 2023


Course details

This programme consists of the following modules.


  • Practising and Promoting Public Health in a Global Context (15 credits)
  • Generating and Evaluating Public Health Evidence (20 credits)    
  • Integrated Research in Public Health: Epidemiology and Qualitative Methods (20 credits)     
  • Leading and Managing Health Systems (10 credits)         
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Systems and Programmes (10 credits)             
  • Health Inequalities: Integrating Public Health Practice (10 credits)             
  • Core module (one from):
    • Applied Epidemiological Research for Public Health; or (15 credits)
    • Applied Qualitative Research for Public Health (15 credits)             
  • Optional modules (two from):
    • Health Protection (10 credits)
    • Preventing and Managing Communicable Diseases (10 credits)
    • Managing Crises and Disasters (10 credits)
    • Programme and Policy Challenges in Low Income Countries (10 credits)*
    • Health, Economics and Governance (10 credits)  **
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

** This module must be taken for the International Public Health route. * This module must be taken for the Management of Health Systems route.

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team.

Applicants should possess either:

  • A master’s or bachelor’s in medicine, equivalent to a UK degree, coupled with at least one year experience in a public health related field; or  
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a public health related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ professional experience in a public health related field; or
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a non-public health related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ professional experience in a public health related field.

Applicants should also have:

  • A minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English language and mathematics.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 and 7.0 (reading and writing).

Career outcomes

The MPH provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice in a variety of public, NGO, and international settings. With the knowledge and skills this programme will give you, you'll be able to apply public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice, policy and at the interface of applied research.

Successful completion of this programme may lead to roles such as an Environmental Health Practitioner, Epidemiologist, Health Improvement Practitioner, Health and Safety Adviser.

Contact University of Liverpool

+44 (0)151 318 4466

University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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